Audi TT coupe
Price £27,150 - £40,610
- Stylish image
- Diesel is cheap to run
- Comfortable and fun to drive
- Expensive to buy
- Cramped back seats
- No four-wheel-drive diesel
At a glance
"The latest Audi TT is more expensive than before, but offers more kit, reduced running costs and an even more upmarket interior than its predecessor."
The Audi TT coupe is a two-door sports car that can fit four people. It's designed to rival a range of cars – anything from the cheaper Volkswagen Scirocco and Peugeot RCZ right up to more premium models like the BMW 4 Series coupe and Porsche Cayman. It's still as stylish as the first-generation TT, with a sharp exterior design and a well built interior that some rivals simply can’t match.
Although it isn’t the last word in fun, the Audi TT is still a great coupe to drive, easily racking up the miles in complete comfort when you need to. We recommend the excellent TDI Ultra model in Sport trim – it matches rock-bottom running costs with perky performance and a comfortable ride.
If fuel economy is less of a priority, the 2.0-litre TFSI S line S tronic with Audi's quattro four-wheel-drive system is fast in both a straight line and through corners. It even makes the top-of-the-range TT S model look a bit superfluous, as the latter has higher running costs but not much extra performance.
All TT models are fitted with Audi's clever Virtual Cockpit system, which allows you to switch between a conventional speedometer, to stereo, phone or navigation controls on a crystal-clear 12.3-inch screen behind the steering wheel. Leather seats, DAB digital radio and climate control are standard on all models, as is a decent range of safety equipment.
The TT is described as a 2+2 coupe, which means that the rear seats aren’t hugely spacious. They’re better suited as a place to throw your bags rather than your growing children. Then again, most people who buy a coupe don’t have practicality at the forefront of their minds.
The TT is priced at a smidge under £30,000 for the diesel-engined Ultra Sport model. Go for a petrol-powered S line model and the price climbs to £32,000. Just under £3,000 adds quattro four-wheel drive and Audi's S tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The Ultra version of the Audi TT coupe will return more than 60mpg and costs just £20 a year to tax
The Audi TT coupe offers more driving fun than ever, but can still cover long distances in comfort
If you avoid the S line suspension, the Audi TT strikes a fine balance between comfort and driving fun
The rear seats in the Audi TT are only for occasional use, but fold them flat and there’s a decent boot
Based on the Volkswagen Golf, the Audi TT uses a whole host of tried-and-tested parts